Dr. Dimos worked in several management and leadership positions during his 25 years at Sandia, including serving as vice-president of the Division of Science and Technology. The science and engineering laboratory for national security and technology innovation was the first of its kind in the nation and it was managed and operated by Sandia Corp.
Dimos is a leading expert in engineering and materials science, having authored over 140 scientific and technical papers, serving as editor of four proceedings volumes, and he now holds 11 patents. Furthermore, he is also a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Materials Research Society, and the American Ceramic Society.
While at Sandia, he participated in several leading programs in the nanotechnology area and in reliability and materials aging that could lead to new energy programs suitable for a nationwide range of security and development attempts. Dr. Dimos had a central role in establishing partnerships with the University of Texas System, University of New Mexico and the University of Arizona.
Dr. Dimos will be officially joining UT Arlington on April 1st, and will be committed to expanding the University’s research and entrepreneurial enterprise, to foster commercialization of University intellectual property, and to ensure the scientific integrity and the responsible conduct of research,” as noted in a press release. To achieve these goals, Dimos will be working with the students, staff, faculty and school President Mr. Karbhari himself.
“There’s so much going on in Texas in terms of the strong business environment — there is strength in the defense, microelectronics, health care, information technology and energy sectors. There’s no question that we will be able to take full advantage of that environment to develop a leading edge research program at UT Arlington,” explained Dr. Dimos, adding that these goals are what led him to take the role.